Property Ownership Tips: Avoid These 4 Landscaping Mistakes

Preparation for Backyard MulchingAs a homeowner, you should spend time on interior maintenance. Tasks like vacuuming and organizing won’t do themselves, after all. That being said, you should also take the time to consider the outside of your home. Your property’s landscaping needs are important, too!In fact, quality landscaping can actually increase your property’s value by around 14%. Of course, that’s provided you don’t make any of the following mistakes.

Ignoring a depression or hole in your lawn

Not only will uneven sections in your lawn take away from the aesthetic, they could cause potential safety hazards for you and your family. In order to properly fill these depressions or lawn holes, be sure to have the correct landscaping supply. You’ll need certain types of fill dirt to fully secure any dangerous holes. Used crushed concrete for any broken or uneven parts on your driveway or walkways, too. Talk to a professional if you want to learn more about the correct ground supplies for landscape work.

Using unhealthy soil on your property

Healthy soil typically contains the following: 45% minerals, 25% water, 25% air, and 5% organic matter. While it can be tough to determine what constitutes healthy or unhealthy soil at a glance, your lawn can be a good indicator! If you’re experiencing patchy growth or mushroom issues, your soil could be unhealthy. For best garden and lawn growth results, you should consult with a soil expert to give your landscaping the nutrition it needs.

Not putting enough mulch around your trees

If you’re planting new trees on your lawn, it’s important that you’re using the right type and amount of mulch. Newly planted trees typically require a circle between three and four feet in diameter of high quality mulch. There are two types of mulch that should be used for newly planted trees: organic and inorganic.

Neglecting weeds on your lawn

The easiest way to lower your home’s value is to not take care of any weeds on your property. You should be out in the yard at least once or twice a week to get rid of any unwanted weeds. Having a one-inch layer of small rocks is a great way to provide weed control on your property.

Don’t make any of these costly landscape mistakes. If you want to learn more about how to improve your property’s value or find great ground supplies, contact Southern Landscaping Materials today.